Sunday, December 4, 2011

Gene that Links to Suicide Risks

Recently I came across a news article that reported that researchers have found gene variations that are linked to one of several factors affecting suicidal behavior. According to the article, “90% of people who have died by suicide had at least one mental health disorder, including schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder or general mood disorders.” This research is essential for our children, if they can target a gene to prevent suicide, we can save so many young lives. I’m excited to see where this research will lead. I’m confident that in my son’s lifetime we’ll have so many more answers and treatment options. I’m so grateful for the work that’s being done in the field of research, it is our future!

Read the article yourself to get all the details!
http://www.medicaldaily.com/news/20111007/7337/suicide-mental-health-gene-variations-bdnf-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-mood-disorders-sch.htm

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References:
Medical Daily
By Medical Daily Reporter
http://www.medicaldaily.com/news/20111007/7337/suicide-mental-health-gene-variations-bdnf-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-mood-disorders-sch.htm
Published: Oct. 7, 2011
Consulted: Dec. 4, 2011

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